noun (or geographical information science, usually abbrev. GIScience)
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Etymology: Coined by Michael Goodchild in early 90's, and quickly caught on in academic community.Goodchild, M. F. 1992. Geographical Information Science. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 6:31-45.
- The scientific study of the nature and use of geographic information; the theoretical foundation of geographic information systems.
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